• Library Staff Picks

    Check out these items The Library staff recommend.

A Funny Little Bird
Jennifer Yerkes

What a cute book! Being different can be fun!!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret, an orphan, clock keeper, and a thief, and the stories of his travels. Exciting!
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers
Lynne Branard

A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

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Little Heathens
Mildred Kalish

1st time author at the age of 80+! An interesting look at growing up during the Great Depression … with wonderful recipes!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives
Vicki Myron

Wonderful true stories of cats and how they changed their owners' lives.
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot

A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Losing It - And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
Valerie Bertinelli

One Day at a Time star tells her story. Interesting account of her life!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Professor and the Madman
Simon Winchester

A fascinating account of a man in an insane asylum who contributes 10,000 entries to the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Herb & Dorothy

Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt

A remarkable story of overcoming adversity. Told with a lot of humor and charm, the author shows us his impoverished childhood in Limerick. Ireland.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children
James Herriot

A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray

Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Worn Stories
Emily Spivack

The perfect book for anyone that likes interesting stories. There are dozens in this book and every single one is different. Good for adults, teens, and everyone in between.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir

Excellent true story about the scandalicious love affair between Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure
Don Brown

In 1909 Alice and friends became the first women to drive across America.
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Beatrix Potter, A Journal
Beatrix Potter

What an interesting book! The drawings and storytelling are great!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

A Funny Little Bird
Jennifer Yerkes

What a cute book! Being different can be fun!!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret, an orphan, clock keeper, and a thief, and the stories of his travels. Exciting!
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Children's Book of Virtues
edited by William J. Bennett

An excellent collection of fables, stories and poems that teach good character.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Only One Woof
James Herriot

A delightful TRUE story from world famous country vet. Great for all ages.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

It's a Wonderful Life (For Kids!)
Jimmy Hawkins

Written by the original "Tommy" from the classic movie, this book is a perfect lesson that everyone's life matters. Wonderful!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Runaway Ralph
Beverly Cleary

Tired of his annoying family, Ralph runs away to camp. But it is not what he expected.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Love is my Favorite Thing
Emma Chichester Clark

Unconditional love and forgiveness are the focus in this adorable story.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

HELP! A Story of Friendship
Holly Keller

Can friendship survive gossip? This delightful story leads to good discussions.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Woof
Spencer Quinn

Told from the dog's point-of-view, Bowser finds a new home with young "Birdie" and together they solve a home town mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin

Pete is a really cool cat whose motto is "It's all good."
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Witches
Roald Dahl

Entertaining tale of a young boy and his grandmother who try to save children from the Grand High Witch.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Curtis

Narrated by 12 year old Deza, the Malone family relies on love to get through the GREAT DEPRESSION.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle

Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dog vs. Cat
Chris Gall

2 unlikely friends learn to cooperate, working through a series of problems. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Best of Everything
Sports Illustrated for Kids

Kids read what interests them! This series will interest a sports minded kid.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

You Can Do it, Bert!
Ole Konnecke

Everyone needs a little encouragement sometimes. It's great to have friends to cheer you on…
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Hachiko - A True Story of a Loyal Dog
Pamela Turner

A touching story with beautiful illustrations that has inspired thousands world wide
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk
Gerald McDermott

An Irish tale about the rich vs. the poor. For ages 3-8.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ernest, The Moose Who Doesn't Fit
Catherine Rayner

Ernest is determined to fit his whole body into this book!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Constable & Toop
Gareth P. Jones

A ghostly mystery full of humor and suspense with likable characters (including the ghosts!)
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children
James Herriot

A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Susan Wojciechowski

This award-winning book is an unforgettable treasure for all ages. Make this a holiday tradition for the entire family.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog but the situation becomes dangerous; then a mysterious ghost dog offers help.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Linda Williams

Enjoy a walk through the woods with a very brave "old lady." FUN!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy

Moms everywhere will relate to Mrs. Large's problem … very funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo

Edward is a China rabbit trying to find his way home. Along the way, he touches the lives of many people as they, in turn, touch his. A heartwarming story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Job Wanted
Teresa Bateman

An endearing story of a homeless dog trying to make a place for himself on a farm. Well written - great message - lovely illustrations.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The Aunts Go Marching
Maurie J. Manning

What a different take on an old favorite song!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Orphan of Ellis Island
Elvira Woodruff

During a school trip to Ellis Island, a 10-year-old foster child travels back in time to 1908 Italy. A wonderful story!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Trellis and the Seed
Jan Karon

What a fascinating story with a great surprising ending!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

Another great book by David Wiesner!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Kidnapped: Book One - The Abduction
Gordon Korman

An exciting, action-packed series about a boy who teams up with the FBI to help find his kidnapped sister.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

If Rocks Could Sing
Leslie McGuirk

A discovered alphabet - the author has found 'rocks' in alphabet forms over a time period of 10 years. Charming and clever.
- Mary Ann, East Shore Area Library

Ghosts I Have Been
Richard Peck

Before Richard Peck brought Grandma Dowdel to life, this Newbery Award winning author created Blossom Culp!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Look-Alikes
Joan Steiner

The more you look, the more you see!
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Chasing the Falconers: On the Run
Gordon Korman

Action Adventure series: Two kids must escape from juvenile detention to help save their parents from Life in Prison.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bark, George
Jules Feiffer

Why won't George bark like other dogs?
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Journey
Aaron Becker

Caldecott Honor Book. Fantastic, detailed illustrations.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Hogwood Steps Out
Howard Mansfield

Based on a true story about a well known and much loved pig. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

There's a Dragon Downstairs
Hilary McKay

Little Sophie bravely tries to confront the dragon that rattles in through the cat door every night.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Griaffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae

Gerald the Giraffe is too clumsy to dance - very cute.
- Brenda Fernsler, East Shore Area Library

Monkey Truck
Michael Slack

Trouble in the jungle? Monkey truck to the rescue! Fun!
- Brenda Fernsler, East Shore Area Library

Claude In The city
Alex T. Smith

Meet Claude, his best friend Sir Bobblysock and his owners, Mr. & Mrs. Shineyshoes
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Saving Grace
Priscilla Cummings

During the Depression a young girl must choose between her poor family or the wealthy foster family she stayed with.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Underwater Dogs - Kids Edition
Seth Casteel

Dogs love the simple things in life - Wonderful life lessons with great pictures!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Naptime with Theo and Beau
Jessica Shyba

A cute picture book filled with pictures of a boy and his puppy sleeping together during naptime. A simple book for a young child, but also one that the whole family will enjoy!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead

An unusual story about time travel. A Newbery Medal winner.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure
Don Brown

In 1909 Alice and friends became the first women to drive across America.
- Linda, East Shore Area Library

Millie and the Big Rescue
Alexander Steffensmeier

Another of Millie's adventures, this time she's stuck in a tree! Yikes!
- Mary Ann, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers
Lynne Branard

A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Home Another Way
Christa Parrish

A young woman is forced to confront her past in order to claim her inheritance.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Prayer Box
Lisa Wingate

A great story about a person being judged before anyone knew the truth
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus
Joyce Magnin

A 72-year-old woman travels cross country using public transportation. Heart warming and delightful!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon

NY Times bestselling author. First in a wonderful series about a very human Episcopal priest in small town North Carolina.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Jan Karon

Back from his trip to Ireland Father Tim must decide what to do with his time and MANY challenges. Beautiful and inspiring!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Place Called Hope
Philip Gulley

Finally, Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is back with a new congregation of quirky characters.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Buck Stops Here
Mindy Starns Clark

A woman must discover the truth about her husband's death.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

What Follows After
Dan Walsh

2 boys run away in 1962 Florida. I wanted to keep reading this book until I found out what happened.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

A Funny Little Bird
Jennifer Yerkes

What a cute book! Being different can be fun!!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret, an orphan, clock keeper, and a thief, and the stories of his travels. Exciting!
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers
Lynne Branard

A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Secret of Raven Point
Jennifer Vanderbes

A young woman volunteers as a nurse during World War II.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Criminal Justice
Barbara Parker

In private practice having lost his U.S. Attorney job, Dan Galindo takes a case that ends up in murder. Smart legal thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

One for the Money
Janet Evanovich

First of the delightful Stephanie Plum novels. Read it and you'll be hooked!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep
Rett MacPherson

Set in 1950s West Virginia, this is a rich and engaging novel about family, community and a long ago mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Never Look Away
Linwood Barclay

A fast-moving thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. Excellent dialogue.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

On the Ropes: Round One
Tom Schreck

A surprisingly good first book, fast paced and funny, with an involved plot that has little to do with boxing. Don't miss Round Two.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Saint Mazie
Jami Attenberg

You'll love Mazie, whose diary explains how she came to help the homeless during the Great Depression.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Runaway Ralph
Beverly Cleary

Tired of his annoying family, Ralph runs away to camp. But it is not what he expected.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Love is my Favorite Thing
Emma Chichester Clark

Unconditional love and forgiveness are the focus in this adorable story.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Looking for Me
Beth Hoffman

A warm and engaging story of hope, family, loss, love and new beginnings.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Good Wife
Stewart O'Nan

A sparingly written story of love and determination. It follows a woman's struggles during the years of her husband's jail time.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

A Bad Day for Sorry
Sophie Littlefield

A formerly abused woman becomes a vigilante to help other abused women.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Prostitutes' Ball
Stephen Cannell

A very different Shane Scully story than usual -- light-hearted and funny, but still a great police drama.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline

A teenager, "aging out" of foster care, does community service helping an elderly woman and discovers answers to haunting mysteries. Excellent!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Home Another Way
Christa Parrish

A young woman is forced to confront her past in order to claim her inheritance.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Woof
Spencer Quinn

Told from the dog's point-of-view, Bowser finds a new home with young "Birdie" and together they solve a home town mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

St. Patrick's Day Murder
Leslie Meier

The author blends Celtic culture and Irish folklore into this murder mystery set in a quaint Maine harbor town. Really enjoyable read.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

An Irish Country Girl
Patrick Taylor

From the "Irish Country Doctor" series comes an extraordinary novel about young "Klinky" Kincade and her mystic abilities, her passion and her fears. What does the dreaded Banshee's wail mean …?
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

An Irish Country Doctor
Patrick Taylor

In the tradition of James Herriot & Jan Karon, a warm-hearted look at life in Ireland, with a young country doctor.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Irish Cream
Andrew Greeley

Nuala McGrail is back with another captivating blend of romance, humor and intrigue.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea
Patrick Taylor

A touching and emotional story, rich in Irish culture. Taylor brilliantly shifts between Dr. O'Reilly's 1st marriage during WWII and his "current" marriage in 1960s.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin

Pete is a really cool cat whose motto is "It's all good."
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

A powerful account of two boys growing up in late 20th-century Afghanistan, and the personal and cultural changes they experience.
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Andrew Sean Greer

What if you could [fix] everything wrong in your life by living in a different time period?
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Compulsion
Martina Boone

After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Last Alibi
David Ellis

Couldn't put down this terrific courtroom thriller. Move over, John Grisham… Seriously!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Prayer Box
Lisa Wingate

A great story about a person being judged before anyone knew the truth
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Family Skeletons
Rett MacPherson

Meet Tori O'Shea, genealogist, as she traces her family tree and digs up a fascinating mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Heart Shaped Box
Joe Hill

A middle aged rock star, who collects morbid items, buys a "haunted" suit online. It's no joke and the ghost is out to kill him! Truly scary!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Deadly Appraisal
Jane Cleland

The 2nd Josie Prescott mystery - A very well written series about an antiques dealer in New Hampshire.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Abandon
Blake Crouch

A blizzard threatens as a psychic tries to find why all Abandon's residents disappeared.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Witches
Roald Dahl

Entertaining tale of a young boy and his grandmother who try to save children from the Grand High Witch.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty

A woman discovers a letter to be opened on her husband's death but she opens it anyway.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Fidelity
Thomas Perry

This is a fast-moving thriller with lots of plot twists and interesting characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Curtis

Narrated by 12 year old Deza, the Malone family relies on love to get through the GREAT DEPRESSION.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Deadline
Sandra Brown

One of Sandra Brown's best stories including a twist I did not see coming.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

A Star for Mrs. Blake
April Smith

A woman journeys to France to find where her young son was buried after World War I.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Lighthouse Keeper
James Michael Pratt

Hopeful and heartbreaking tale of an Irish American family, the O'Banyons, who live in Port Hope, Mass.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Ten Best Days of My Life
Adena Halpern

In order to stay in the highest ranks of Heaven, Alex must write an essay detailing what was most important to her. Fun and insightful story!
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle

Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dog vs. Cat
Chris Gall

2 unlikely friends learn to cooperate, working through a series of problems. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bootlegger's Daughter
Margaret Maron

1st in a wonderful series about Judge Deborah Knott, youngest of 12 (all brothers). Rich in Southern flavor, memorable characters.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Small Blessings
Martha Woodroof

A delightful story about finding love and friendship where you least expect it.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Faithful Unto Death (A Sugarland Mystery, Book 1)
Stephanie J. Evans

A Texas minister gets drawn into the murder investigation of a parishioner's husband. Great characters! Hard to put down.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

You Can Do it, Bert!
Ole Konnecke

Everyone needs a little encouragement sometimes. It's great to have friends to cheer you on…
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus
Joyce Magnin

A 72-year-old woman travels cross country using public transportation. Heart warming and delightful!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella

Part ghost story, part mystery, part romantic-comedy about the importance of family and relationships
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Hachiko - A True Story of a Loyal Dog
Pamela Turner

A touching story with beautiful illustrations that has inspired thousands world wide
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Most Dangerous Thing
Laura Lippman

A funeral reunites four childhood friends, forcing them to relive the terrible secret they share.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty

A simple trivia night at an elementary school turns deadly.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Miss Julia Takes Over
Ann B. Ross

Meet the smart, sassy and hilariously funny Senior Citizen! Her adventures will keep you reading
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk
Gerald McDermott

An Irish tale about the rich vs. the poor. For ages 3-8.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom

This simple, quick read has valuable messages about life that we all can take heed to. Check out the movie, too!
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

Ernest, The Moose Who Doesn't Fit
Catherine Rayner

Ernest is determined to fit his whole body into this book!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Constable & Toop
Gareth P. Jones

A ghostly mystery full of humor and suspense with likable characters (including the ghosts!)
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Love Me Anyway
Tiffany Hawk

An intimate look at flight attendants both before and after 9/11.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

What Comes Next
John Katzenbach

Psychological thriller. Shocking story takes us to the dark side of the Internet.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

On Strike for Christmas
Sheila Roberts

What would happen if all the women in the small town go on strike for Christmas? Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dog On It
Spencer Quinn

Meet Bernie, a private investigator, and Chet, his "partner," who happens to be a dog and the narrator to this excellent, hilarious mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs
Nick Trout

A bitter, cynical veterinarian becomes a generous and loving man with the help of his patients and their owners. Delightful!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Missing You
Harlan Coben

Another fascinating thriller by Harlan Coben. Well drawn characters, exciting plot, timely subject. Excellent.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Ann Burns

A rich, humorous, and touching story about life in the early 1900s small town Georgia. Wonderful historical fiction!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Sister Eve Private Eye
Lynne Hinton

A nun takes a leave from the convent to help her dad as he recovers from surgery and gets involved in his business.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog but the situation becomes dangerous; then a mysterious ghost dog offers help.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Ann Ross

Meet the unpredictable Miss Julia, a smart, sassy, and hilariously funny senior citizen. Her adventures will keep you reading.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Out of Warranty
Haywood Smith

What's a 55-year-old widow in poor health to do without health insurance? Poignant and funny.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien

A haunting and riveting collection of short stories about the Vietnam War.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Highly Effective Detective
Richard Yancey

Meet Teddy Ruzak, a bumbling incompetent P.I. who can't pass his license exam and can't solve his 1st case. Hilarious!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Linda Williams

Enjoy a walk through the woods with a very brave "old lady." FUN!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer

This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo

Edward is a China rabbit trying to find his way home. Along the way, he touches the lives of many people as they, in turn, touch his. A heartwarming story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Open and Shut
David Rosenfelt

Very funny mystery about a NJ defense attorney determined to free a man on death row. Excellent series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Job Wanted
Teresa Bateman

An endearing story of a homeless dog trying to make a place for himself on a farm. Well written - great message - lovely illustrations.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon

NY Times bestselling author. First in a wonderful series about a very human Episcopal priest in small town North Carolina.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

One Plus One
Jojo Moyes

You're in for one crazy road trip with four misfits in this book.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson

A haunted house is said to "claim" one of its visitors. A powerful, chilling, cryptic tale.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Jan Karon

Back from his trip to Ireland Father Tim must decide what to do with his time and MANY challenges. Beautiful and inspiring!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Little Folly
Jude Morgan

If you love Jane Austen, you're likely to enjoy this witty period piece too.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Uprooted
Naomi Novik

Apprentice which fights evil with unconventional magic. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put the book down.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman

Looking for a "nice story," neither mystery nor romance? This is the book for you.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

A chilling historical tale. Spooky. Had me reading long into the night. Nationally acclaimed author.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The Aunts Go Marching
Maurie J. Manning

What a different take on an old favorite song!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott

A cute "cozy mystery" about the possibility of an undiscovered Agatha Christie mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

If you love dogs, you'll love this book. It's a story of family, love, loyalty, and hope as viewed by Enzo, a rather philosophical dog. A both happy and sad tale with a wonderful ending.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

I'd Know You Anywhere
Laura Lippman

A woman who was kidnapped and raped at 15 struggles to keep her life together when the man re-enters her world.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Trellis and the Seed
Jan Karon

What a fascinating story with a great surprising ending!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner

Another great book by David Wiesner!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Midnight
Kevin Egan

A law clerk and secretary make one bad choice after another, leading them in over their heads to danger in this courthouse thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Kidnapped: Book One - The Abduction
Gordon Korman

An exciting, action-packed series about a boy who teams up with the FBI to help find his kidnapped sister.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Grace That Keeps This World
Tom Bailey

Captivating prose makes the reader understand the rugged life and values of the Hazen family. See the beauty and dangers of life in the Adirondacks.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

This is an absolutely beautiful fable about finding your heart's desire, your destiny, and buried treasure.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Blindness
Jose Saramago

An epidemic of blindness and the effect of mass quarantine. Brilliant allegory. Chilling and wise.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

A Place Called Hope
Philip Gulley

Finally, Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is back with a new congregation of quirky characters.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Long Upon the Land
Margaret Maron

This last book in the "Deborah Knott" series is excellent! Engaging mystery. Great characters. 5 stars!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Bodies Left Behind
Jeffery Deaver

Action, suspense, unexpected twists, well developed characters. Great read!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Chasing the Falconers: On the Run
Gordon Korman

Action Adventure series: Two kids must escape from juvenile detention to help save their parents from Life in Prison.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Elizabeth L. Silver

A woman on death row is asked to tell her side of the story.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

Laugh out loud funny! This witty story could be subtitled "'Sheldon' Meets a Real Girl."
- Doris, East Shore Area Library

What Follows After
Dan Walsh

2 boys run away in 1962 Florida. I wanted to keep reading this book until I found out what happened.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Alex
Pierre Lemaitre

Couldn't put this dark, twisting thriller down. Earned it's "Dagger Award" - Great vacation read!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Chamber
John Grisham

A young lawyer takes a seemingly impossible case saving his grandfather from execution.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands

An apothecary's apprentice must make potions, solve puzzles, and decipher codes to uncover a deadly secret - Excellent in audio.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Journey
Aaron Becker

Caldecott Honor Book. Fantastic, detailed illustrations.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Last Ragged Breath
Julia Keller

I love this mystery series. The stories are wonderfully descriptive of the West Virginia mountain setting and the characters are intriguing.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

A Blaze of Glory
Jeff Shaara

A novel of the Battle of Shiloh.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

Hogwood Steps Out
Howard Mansfield

Based on a true story about a well known and much loved pig. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

All the Light we Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

An amazing book about two children during the horrendous second world war.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Randy Singer

A dangerous case finds a young attorney defending not only a client, but his own life.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper
Hilary Liftin

A terrifying look at the life of a woman whose husband is a famous movie star.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Christie's Belgian detective is back in this excellent volume, with a very surprising ending.
- Chris, East Shore Area Library

The Painted Girls
Cathy Marie Buchanan

I listened to the Overdrive audiobook version of this novel and just fell in love with it. It's a historical fiction to get lost in. Between the relatable characters and the ever-changing plot, I was never less than consumed.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Scared Stiff
Annelise Ryan

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston stumbles across an all-too-real Halloween decoration. Great cozy mystery series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Window Opens
Elisabeth Egan

Alice, a mother of three, accepts a full-time job with a hip start-up, only to learn how difficult it is to balance job with home life.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Faith
Jennifer Haigh

A very timely novel about a priest accused of being a pedophile.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

The Analyst
John Katzenbach

This book is an intelligently written thriller with a very different plot. It is suspenseful from start to end.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Gates
John Connolly

Enjoyed this funny, quirky tale - a nice break from "ordinary". Complete story in itself, but 2 more to follow.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Saving Grace
Priscilla Cummings

During the Depression a young girl must choose between her poor family or the wealthy foster family she stayed with.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Gunslinger
Stephen King

1st in Dark Tower series about a gunslinger's adventures; fantasy
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alias Hook
Lisa Jensen

A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

This is a riveting thriller with great character development. The ending is both unexpected AND satisfying.
- Patricia, East Shore Area Library

Virals
Kathy Reichs

Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

House of Cards
Michael Dobbs

From Margaret Thatcher's former Chief of Staff comes this well-imagined political thriller of power & lust.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill

A Quaker woman discovers a comet in 1840s Massachusetts.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Hood
Stephen Lawhead

An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!
- Lydia, East Shore Area Library

Underwater Dogs - Kids Edition
Seth Casteel

Dogs love the simple things in life - Wonderful life lessons with great pictures!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead

An unusual story about time travel. A Newbery Medal winner.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

A charming story with a satisfying ending. A must-read for lovers of books and independent bookstores.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Litigators
John Grisham

The client's best interests take a back seat to shifty legal maneuvering and greed in this fast-paced legal thriller. Another eminently readable tale by the master of courtroom drama.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Bookman's Promise
John Dunning

An intriguing mix of fact and fiction make this mystery worth reading.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

3 kids discover a world beyond their own and it leads them on a load of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dune
Frank Herbert

A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

The Gray Man
Mark Greaney

Court Gentry is The Gray Man, a silent assassin who always hits his target. Always.
- Alex, East Shore Area Library

Guardians of the Galaxy

If you are a fan of Marvel you will enjoy this book.
- Seth, Kline Library

Batman: Gotham Knight
Louise Simonson

Well written graphic novel for kids. New challenges await Batman.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

It's a Wonderful Life (For Kids!)
Jimmy Hawkins

Written by the original "Tommy" from the classic movie, this book is a perfect lesson that everyone's life matters. Wonderful!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Susan Wojciechowski

This award-winning book is an unforgettable treasure for all ages. Make this a holiday tradition for the entire family.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry

A timeless holiday story about love and giving. Wonderful illustrations!
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Christmas Cheers
Straight No Chaser

Great music sung a cappella. This will get you in the holiday spirit!
- Megan, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

On Strike for Christmas
Sheila Roberts

What would happen if all the women in the small town go on strike for Christmas? Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The 13th Gift
Joanne Huist Smith

A good story about dealing with Christmas while grieving.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Christmas in the Country
Cynthia Rylant

Treasured memories are the stuff Christmas is made of. Special.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Criminal Justice
Barbara Parker

In private practice having lost his U.S. Attorney job, Dan Galindo takes a case that ends up in murder. Smart legal thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Never Look Away
Linwood Barclay

A fast-moving thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. Excellent dialogue.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

A Bad Day for Sorry
Sophie Littlefield

A formerly abused woman becomes a vigilante to help other abused women.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Last Alibi
David Ellis

Couldn't put down this terrific courtroom thriller. Move over, John Grisham… Seriously!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Heart Shaped Box
Joe Hill

A middle aged rock star, who collects morbid items, buys a "haunted" suit online. It's no joke and the ghost is out to kill him! Truly scary!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Abandon
Blake Crouch

A blizzard threatens as a psychic tries to find why all Abandon's residents disappeared.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Fidelity
Thomas Perry

This is a fast-moving thriller with lots of plot twists and interesting characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Most Dangerous Thing
Laura Lippman

A funeral reunites four childhood friends, forcing them to relive the terrible secret they share.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty

A simple trivia night at an elementary school turns deadly.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Pyramid

It starts out horror and turns into something much more interesting! I absolutely loved the thrill, adventure, and completely unique concept.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

What Comes Next
John Katzenbach

Psychological thriller. Shocking story takes us to the dark side of the Internet.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Missing You
Harlan Coben

Another fascinating thriller by Harlan Coben. Well drawn characters, exciting plot, timely subject. Excellent.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson

A haunted house is said to "claim" one of its visitors. A powerful, chilling, cryptic tale.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

A chilling historical tale. Spooky. Had me reading long into the night. Nationally acclaimed author.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The Ghost-Eye Tree
Bill Martin Jr.

A brother & sister are sent on a simple errand for a mom. A great story for Halloween.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Ghost Dog Secrets
Peg Kehret

A 6th grader attempts to rescue an injured dog and embarks on an adventure with the help of a ghost dog.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Spooky Smeels of Halloween
Mary Man-Kong

A fun scratch and sniff book! The pumpkin smells the best.
- Kiri, East Shore Area Library

The House of Boo!
J. Patrick Lewis

A spooky Halloween tale by a wonderful poet! Perfect for read aloud!!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Mysterious Creatures
Michael Teitelbaum

Simple facts about various legends and folklore such as Big Foot, Yetis, Monsters, etc.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters

Spooky and mysterious... Had me reading long into the night.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

The House on Tradd Street
Karen White

A realtor inherits a historic, haunted house - the restoration of which creates danger & mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The House of Lost Souls
F. G. Cottam

Can a house be truly evil? Ten years after his first encounter, a troubled reporter must return to save teh sanity of a young woman.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Holy Ghosts
Gary Jansen

A haunting memoir about the connection between religion and the paranormal.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Help For The Haunted
John Searles

A young girl must come to terms with the paranormal activity of her parents and their subsequent murder. Twists & turns all the way to the end. Creepy!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Haunted Rectory
Katherine Valentine

The St. Francis Xavier Church Ladies Club discover that their rectory is haunted and set out to deal with the evil spirit.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Poultrygeist
Maryjane & Herm Auch

Animals get a "fright" in the barn. Kids will laugh out loud.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Never Kick a Ghost
Judy Sierra

FUNNY early reader with short stories and silly rhymes.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Over My Dead Body
Kate Klise

Hysterical Halloween surprises show how an old man, a young boy and a ghost must stay together.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Whispering House
Rebecca Wade

While their house is being repaired, the Price family moves into temporary housing that's haunted.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Weird US The Oddyssey Continues
Mark Sceurman & Matthew Lake

Guide to America's local legends and best kept secrets.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Stoker's Manuscript
Royce Prouty

Messages hidden in the original Dracula text will reveal Dracula family burial sites. A new twist on a classic story.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Man Who Created Halloween
Irwin Yablans

Fascinated by HORROR movies? This is an interesting look at how they became popular.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Paranormal State
Ryan Buell

Based on the A&E TV series, a behind the scenes look at supernatural encounters.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

I'd Know You Anywhere
Laura Lippman

A woman who was kidnapped and raped at 15 struggles to keep her life together when the man re-enters her world.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Midnight
Kevin Egan

A law clerk and secretary make one bad choice after another, leading them in over their heads to danger in this courthouse thriller.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Bodies Left Behind
Jeffery Deaver

Action, suspense, unexpected twists, well developed characters. Great read!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
Elizabeth L. Silver

A woman on death row is asked to tell her side of the story.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Alex
Pierre Lemaitre

Couldn't put this dark, twisting thriller down. Earned it's "Dagger Award" - Great vacation read!
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Analyst
John Katzenbach

This book is an intelligently written thriller with a very different plot. It is suspenseful from start to end.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

This is a riveting thriller with great character development. The ending is both unexpected AND satisfying.
- Patricia, East Shore Area Library

House of Cards
Michael Dobbs

From Margaret Thatcher's former Chief of Staff comes this well-imagined political thriller of power & lust.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Litigators
John Grisham

The client's best interests take a back seat to shifty legal maneuvering and greed in this fast-paced legal thriller. Another eminently readable tale by the master of courtroom drama.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot

A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Irish Cream
Andrew Greeley

Nuala McGrail is back with another captivating blend of romance, humor and intrigue.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Giant George
Dave Nasser

A wonderful memoir of a 'little' blue-eyed dog. Funny, heartwarming, entertaining.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dog vs. Cat
Chris Gall

2 unlikely friends learn to cooperate, working through a series of problems. Funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

You Can Do it, Bert!
Ole Konnecke

Everyone needs a little encouragement sometimes. It's great to have friends to cheer you on…
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella

Part ghost story, part mystery, part romantic-comedy about the importance of family and relationships
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Constable & Toop
Gareth P. Jones

A ghostly mystery full of humor and suspense with likable characters (including the ghosts!)
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

This is Where I Leave You

The father of the Altman tribe has died and the family convenes in their home town for the funeral. Dad's last wish was that they sit Shiva (stay under the same roof together) for the full seven days. This is odd because they weren't really observant Jews, but the four adult children and various spouses go along with it. Hilarity Ensues, Life Lessons are Learned, and Changes are made. I have both read the book, and watched the film numerous times, very enjoyable.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Ann Ross

Meet the unpredictable Miss Julia, a smart, sassy, and hilariously funny senior citizen. Her adventures will keep you reading.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy

Moms everywhere will relate to Mrs. Large's problem … very funny!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise

Funny story, told through letters, about a children's author who tries to find a quiet place to write.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Goodnight iPad
Ann Droyd

A parody for the next generation. Time to power down the gadgets.
- East Shore Page Staff, East Shore Area Library

A Window Opens
Elisabeth Egan

Alice, a mother of three, accepts a full-time job with a hip start-up, only to learn how difficult it is to balance job with home life.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Runaway Ralph
Beverly Cleary

Tired of his annoying family, Ralph runs away to camp. But it is not what he expected.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom

This simple, quick read has valuable messages about life that we all can take heed to. Check out the movie, too!
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

The Pyramid

It starts out horror and turns into something much more interesting! I absolutely loved the thrill, adventure, and completely unique concept.
- Sydney, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

This is Where I Leave You

The father of the Altman tribe has died and the family convenes in their home town for the funeral. Dad's last wish was that they sit Shiva (stay under the same roof together) for the full seven days. This is odd because they weren't really observant Jews, but the four adult children and various spouses go along with it. Hilarity Ensues, Life Lessons are Learned, and Changes are made. I have both read the book, and watched the film numerous times, very enjoyable.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Herb & Dorothy

Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

A story of friendship, imagination and growing up. A story to cherish again and again. Required reading for many schools.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

The A-Team

There's a great blend of action and comedy. It will make you laugh and give you a fast-paced trip!
- Chris, McCormick Riverfront Library

VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise

As the old saying goes, "Good things come to those who wait." The whole line of VeggieTales are awesome!
- Ashley, McCormick Riverfront Library

Big Miracle

A wonderful story about how a town and people across the country get together to save this family of whales.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Christmas Cheers
Straight No Chaser

Great music sung a cappella. This will get you in the holiday spirit!
- Megan, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

One for the Money
Janet Evanovich

First of the delightful Stephanie Plum novels. Read it and you'll be hooked!
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep
Rett MacPherson

Set in 1950s West Virginia, this is a rich and engaging novel about family, community and a long ago mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

On the Ropes: Round One
Tom Schreck

A surprisingly good first book, fast paced and funny, with an involved plot that has little to do with boxing. Don't miss Round Two.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Prostitutes' Ball
Stephen Cannell

A very different Shane Scully story than usual -- light-hearted and funny, but still a great police drama.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Woof
Spencer Quinn

Told from the dog's point-of-view, Bowser finds a new home with young "Birdie" and together they solve a home town mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

St. Patrick's Day Murder
Leslie Meier

The author blends Celtic culture and Irish folklore into this murder mystery set in a quaint Maine harbor town. Really enjoyable read.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Irish Cream
Andrew Greeley

Nuala McGrail is back with another captivating blend of romance, humor and intrigue.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence
Linda Castillo

This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Family Skeletons
Rett MacPherson

Meet Tori O'Shea, genealogist, as she traces her family tree and digs up a fascinating mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Heart Shaped Box
Joe Hill

A middle aged rock star, who collects morbid items, buys a "haunted" suit online. It's no joke and the ghost is out to kill him! Truly scary!
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Deadly Appraisal
Jane Cleland

The 2nd Josie Prescott mystery - A very well written series about an antiques dealer in New Hampshire.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty

A woman discovers a letter to be opened on her husband's death but she opens it anyway.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Deadline
Sandra Brown

One of Sandra Brown's best stories including a twist I did not see coming.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Faithful Unto Death (A Sugarland Mystery, Book 1)
Stephanie J. Evans

A Texas minister gets drawn into the murder investigation of a parishioner's husband. Great characters! Hard to put down.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella

Part ghost story, part mystery, part romantic-comedy about the importance of family and relationships
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Constable & Toop
Gareth P. Jones

A ghostly mystery full of humor and suspense with likable characters (including the ghosts!)
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
Alan Bradley

The 4th in the Flavia de Luce mysteries about a 12-year-old chemist. This holiday-themed mystery is funny and well written.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dog On It
Spencer Quinn

Meet Bernie, a private investigator, and Chet, his "partner," who happens to be a dog and the narrator to this excellent, hilarious mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Sister Eve Private Eye
Lynne Hinton

A nun takes a leave from the convent to help her dad as he recovers from surgery and gets involved in his business.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Highly Effective Detective
Richard Yancey

Meet Teddy Ruzak, a bumbling incompetent P.I. who can't pass his license exam and can't solve his 1st case. Hilarious!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Chill Factor
Sandra Brown

This thriller has a serial killer on the loose in a small North Carolina town during an epic winter storm.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Open and Shut
David Rosenfelt

Very funny mystery about a NJ defense attorney determined to free a man on death row. Excellent series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Peasants
Larry D. Thompson

What makes Atty. Thompson's courtroom thrillers chilling is their basis in fact.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Last Child
John Hart

A remarkable teenager's search for the truth about his twin sister's abduction. Exciting and fast moving. Great characters.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Christie Curse
Victoria Abbott

A cute "cozy mystery" about the possibility of an undiscovered Agatha Christie mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Absence of Mercy
John Burley

When a brutal murder occurs in his town, Ben Stevenson, medical examiner, tries to help solve it before his family is next.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Down River
John Hart

More than a mystery, more than a thriller. This book is filled with family secrets, a son's difficult homecoming, and a desperate attempt at reconciliation and acceptance.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Unleashed
David Rosenfelt

Enjoyable blend of Grisham courtroom mystery and Evanovich humor.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave
Donna Fletcher Crow

The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Buck Stops Here
Mindy Starns Clark

A woman must discover the truth about her husband's death.
- Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Long Upon the Land
Margaret Maron

This last book in the "Deborah Knott" series is excellent! Engaging mystery. Great characters. 5 stars!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

When Nick's wife disappears, he finds himself facing death row. Nicely built momentum and a surprise around each corner.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands

An apothecary's apprentice must make potions, solve puzzles, and decipher codes to uncover a deadly secret - Excellent in audio.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

In Big Trouble
Laura Lippman

A really good who-done-it solved by one of my favorite PIs, Tess Monaghan. Fast paced and fun.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

All Fall Down
Jennifer Weiner

A harrowing depiction of the development and spiral of addiction.
- Sydney, East Shore Area Library

A Murder in Time
Julie McElwain

A time travel murder mystery romance, an FBI profiler finds herself facing a serial killer 200 years in the past.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales
Randy Singer

A dangerous case finds a young attorney defending not only a client, but his own life.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Christie's Belgian detective is back in this excellent volume, with a very surprising ending.
- Chris, East Shore Area Library

Scared Stiff
Annelise Ryan

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston stumbles across an all-too-real Halloween decoration. Great cozy mystery series.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Truth Be Told
Carol Cox

A great historical fiction!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

A young detective goes undercover at Cambridge University and finds herself a target for murder. Suspense!
- Lisa, East Shore Area Library

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Donna Andrews

Great relaxing book. Funny in some parts. What a surprising end.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Bookman's Promise
John Dunning

An intriguing mix of fact and fiction make this mystery worth reading.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Little Heathens
Mildred Kalish

1st time author at the age of 80+! An interesting look at growing up during the Great Depression … with wonderful recipes!
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives
Vicki Myron

Wonderful true stories of cats and how they changed their owners' lives.
- Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Children's Book of Virtues
edited by William J. Bennett

An excellent collection of fables, stories and poems that teach good character.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Only One Woof
James Herriot

A delightful TRUE story from world famous country vet. Great for all ages.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot

A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
Lisa Lillien

Stay healthy - not hungry with these filling low-cal recipes. If you like to eat, you'll like this book.
- Deidre and Desiree, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Everyday Easy Cheap Eats

I love food and cookbooks as well. They help me with new ideas and different ways to make stuff. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make good, delicious food. This is why I love these cheap recipes books.
- Monique, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Saving Simon
Jon Katz

Best-selling author, Katz, discovers surprising personal growth when he rescues a neglected donkey.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Giant George
Dave Nasser

A wonderful memoir of a 'little' blue-eyed dog. Funny, heartwarming, entertaining.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Holy Ghosts
Gary Jansen

A beautiful memoir about the connection between religion and the paranormal.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt

Non-fiction that reads like fiction about a wealthy Southern gentleman accused of murder.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert

An inspiring, witty, honest account of the author's one-year journey of self-discovery. I highly recommend listening to the book as it is read by the author.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

The Best of Everything
Sports Illustrated for Kids

Kids read what interests them! This series will interest a sports minded kid.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Professor and the Madman
Simon Winchester

A fascinating account of a man in an insane asylum who contributes 10,000 entries to the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Diane, East Shore Area Library

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

Impressively researched, richly detailed account of the Lusitania's last voyage.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words
John Pilley

Fascinating! Will change the way you think about how dogs think and learn.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen

Read life action and suspense at the Alaska sled dog race. Award winning author.
- Beth, East Shore Area Library

Weird Pennsylvania
Matthew Lake

Ghosts, haunted places, wonders, legends, and the unexplained -- in PA!
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The 13th Gift
Joanne Huist Smith

A good story about dealing with Christmas while grieving.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray

Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel

A great look at the women behind those brave space guys.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
J.K. Rowling

A commencement speech at Harvard University. Short but very good.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Game (30th Anniversary Edition)
Ken Dryden

This is a classic sports book, especially for hockey fans. You will experience and understand the game like never before.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Born Again Vintage
Bridgett Artise & Jen Karetnick

This book shows you how to use creativity to "recycle your wardrobe."
- Deidre, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir

Excellent true story about the scandalicious love affair between Anne Boleyn & Henry VIII.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking
Sims Wyeth

This book deserves 5 stars. It offers useful tips for effective public speaking in brief, captivating stories.
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Isaac's Storm
Erik Larson

A gripping and incredibly vivid account of the 1900 Galveston hurricane.
- Steve, East Shore Area Library

Louise on the Lam
Sharon Cree

The true tale of a Dauphin PA woman's work fostering beagles, one being "the most scared dog in the world."
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

Impressively researched, richly detailed account of the Lusitania's last voyage.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Elle & Coach
Stefany Shaheen

Family love, perseverance, type 1 diabetes, a very special girl and incredible dog are themes in this amazing true story.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

The ABCs of Adulthood
Deborah Copaken

This collection of lessons is for everyone - funny, practical, & good.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Bobbie - The Wonder Dog
Tricia Brown

A warm, wonderful, TRUE story about an amazing dog, his loving family & life in the USA in the 1920s.
- Millie, East Shore Area Library

Gunn's Golden Rules
Tim Gunn

An entertaining read full of stories from fashion world & Tim's life. "Make it work" is Tim's philosophy for life.
- Kelly, East Shore Area Library

Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv

Builds the case for spending more time outside - and provides suggestions for doing it.
- Mary, East Shore Area Library

Against Wind and Tide
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Excellent writer; very engaging, a time you won't want to leave; beautiful prose.
- Karen, East Shore Area Library

Sacred Economics: Money, gift, & society in the age of transition
Charles Eisenstein

The most practical and positive book I've read about how we could shape the new economy.
- Rita, Johnson Memorial Library

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius
Kristine Barnett

Parents of special needs kids will identify with and applaud Kristine's efforts to help her autistic son.
- Doris, East Shore Area Library

The Big Book of Mod Podge

Lots of crafty ideas using Mod Podge! Awesome book!
- Angela, Elizabethville Area Library

Beatrix Potter, A Journal
Beatrix Potter

What an interesting book! The drawings and storytelling are great!
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Revolutionary War Patriots Historic Houses of Dauphin County, Pa
Harrisburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; Harris Ferry Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

You may see some of these homes in your own backyard!
- Nancy, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers
Lynne Branard

A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Irish Cream
Andrew Greeley

Nuala McGrail is back with another captivating blend of romance, humor and intrigue.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Andrew Sean Greer

What if you could [fix] everything wrong in your life by living in a different time period?
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Deadline
Sandra Brown

One of Sandra Brown's best stories including a twist I did not see coming.
- Pat, East Shore Area Library

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella

Part ghost story, part mystery, part romantic-comedy about the importance of family and relationships
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Love Me Anyway
Tiffany Hawk

An intimate look at flight attendants both before and after 9/11.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

One Plus One
Jojo Moyes

You're in for one crazy road trip with four misfits in this book.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

A Little Folly
Jude Morgan

If you love Jane Austen, you're likely to enjoy this witty period piece too.
- Ginger, East Shore Area Library

Against All Odds
Irene Hannon

This book has romance, mystery and faith all in a great story.
- Theresa, East Shore Area Library

The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill

A Quaker woman discovers a comet in 1840s Massachusetts.
- Ellen, East Shore Area Library

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle

Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Uprooted
Naomi Novik

Apprentice which fights evil with unconventional magic. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't put the book down.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Sandman Slim
Richard Kadrey

A gifted Magician gets snatched by demons, and taken to Hell. 11 years later, he escapes, and becomes a sort of supernatural Hitman.
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
Gahan Hanmer

Leave the modern world behind and join Jack as he adapts to living in a medieval kingdom designed by his childhood friend.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Gunslinger
Stephen King

1st in Dark Tower series about a gunslinger's adventures; fantasy
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Alias Hook
Lisa Jensen

A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.
- Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Hood
Stephen Lawhead

An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!
- Lydia, East Shore Area Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

3 kids discover a world beyond their own and it leads them on a load of adventures.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Dune
Frank Herbert

A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.
- Joe, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.
- Christine, East Shore Area Library

Compulsion
Martina Boone

After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions
- Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle

Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.
- Connor, East Shore Area Library

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer

This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.
- Meg, East Shore Area Library

Virals
Kathy Reichs

Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".
- Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

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